Making the Invisible,Visible.

Intermediate Course on Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and the Benefits of Positive BehaviouralSupport

28th March 2019- 38 Nile Street, North Shields, NE29 0BB

There is a hidden epidemic that affects at least one in fifty people in the UK. It is more common than autism. Approximately seventy-five percent of looked after children are at risk. THIS IS FOETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDER.

Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder negatively impacts upon learning and development. It is massively under-diagnosed when compared to other intellectual disabilities. While it is neither the exclusive cause, or an inevitable outcome, FASD can have a massive impact on social well-being, mental health, intellectual ability and attainment for those who are affected. Raising awareness of FASD has never been so important with more people having a diagnosis of the condition than any other type of development disability. It is also the most common cause of a non genetic learning disability in the UK. There has never been a more crucial time and need to discuss this topic and develop the expertise of individuals who are caring for and supporting people who have this condition.

Course Content

  • What is Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)?
  • The lifelong effects of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
  • The current research around FoetalAlcohol Spectrum Disorder
  • Evidence based support strategies that can improve life outcomes
  • What is Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)?
  • How can Positive Behaviour Support make a difference?

This workshop is brought to you by The Square Peg (North East) and will be delivered by our Chief Executive Barry Stanley-Wilkinson Barry has over 14years experience of working within the fields of mental health ,learning disabilities and autism.  The Square Peg is passionate about creating better lives and opportunities for all individuals who have FASD, intellectual disabilities and autism through hands on support and training.  This course is aimed at health care professionals, school SENCO’s, colleges as well as parents and carers of people with FASD.

The course will run from 9:30 am to 4pm with lunch and refreshments included.

To Book e-mail bsw@thesquarepegnortheast.co.uk

The cost of the course will be£75.00 for professionals and£35.00 for parents/carers/students